Follow us on:
Empowering Experienced Professionals for Successful Career Transitions
Directions to 40Plus
Training Class 2018.04
New Class Starts November 1, 2018
NOTE: The registration period for the November 1 Class has been extended to Monday, October 29, due to the 40Plus 65th anniversary event.
The core of the 40Plus commitment to improve your job search is an intensive, four-week training course. Learn how to manage your search and maximize the results.
Our course leverages the most effective tools and tips from commercial executive search and placement services with the unique power of peer group dynamics to help you develop a solid foundation and an effective plan for your job search.
Meeting in small groups with facilitators, learn every task of job and career change hands-on:
The course schedule is as follows:
Each participant must successfully complete the membership application process.
The Classes are held at:
40Plus of Greater Washington
1627 K Street, NW, Suite 300
Washington, DC 20006near the Farragut North Metro Directions to 40Plus
1627 K Street, NW, Suite 300
Washington, DC 20006
Has your career experience been filled with what you think you should be doing versus what you want to be doing?
Do you feel that you are constantly drawn to the same kind of job descriptions, applying for the same opportunities over and over, none of which connect with that fire in your belly?
Well now is the time to make a choice to move forward in your search in a different manner!
A very wise mentor once shared “find something you are passionate about and if you can turn that into work, it will never feel like work.” This advice has lead me to so many valuable work experiences that have kept me engaged and striving to effect change in the world. Making a choice to direct your job search towards things that you are naturally passionate about may feel like a luxury reserved for others, but it is not. This is something we all must take the time to consider, so we can build careers grounded in things we are personally driven by and naturally gifted to do. Additionally, being personally mission-driven allows you to present more confidently in interviews.
Come to this workshop to figure out how to identify what personal and professional passions drive you and how to create a personally mission-driven self-marketing plan. We will also discuss ways to avoid burn out if you are in a position that allows you to work towards those professional passions and how to stay connected to why you entered the field.
ABOUT THE SPEAKER:
Heather has extensive experience managing individuals and teams in a variety of environments including non-profit, direct service provision as well as city and state government. Currently she oversees policy and program aimed at serving and housing those experiencing homelessness. The foundation of her career is in public policy and community organizing, and she holds a Masters Degree in Urban Policy Analysis and Management with a focus in Community Development and Homelessness from The New School for Public Engagement (https://www.newschool.edu/public-engagement/)
She has worked in New Orleans as a consultant to the Initiative for Regional and Community Transformation at Rutgers University in New Orleans, focusing on workforce development and affordable housing options following Hurricane Katrina. She has significant experience with group facilitation, executive coaching, conflict mediation and public speaking and teaches graduate level job search and résumé workshops at the New School University in NYC. She is dedicated to assisting those she mentors professionally and personally to find their passion for various topics and methods. She has successfully coached clients to identify and target professional development and career opportunities that have allow them to turn work into something personally fulfilling.
CONTACT THE SPEAKER:
Career Coach and Facilitator (website: https://www.coach4confidence.net)
1627 K St NW, 3rd fl.
Monday Morning Speaker: Veronica Matthews
Tools for the Emotional Ups & Downs
of the Job Search
We all know how important the mechanics of the resume; job applications and interviewing are for the career search. But how do we navigate the emotions we encounter as we progress through the process -- the anxiety of networking as an introvert; the disappointment of not hearing anything in response to your application; and the fear from how long it is taking to find another position, etc.?
Those that attend this presentation will:
Veronica Matthews is an accomplished Coach, HR Consultant, Public Speaker and Workshop Leader. She is a native of District Heights in Prince George’s County, Maryland and a cum laude graduate of Howard University with a Bachelor of Business Administration in Management concentrated in Human Resources. Since graduation, she has amassed a 24-year career in Human Resources thriving as a skilled leader capable of building successful HR departments in and out of the government contracting space.
Through HR she learned that coaching was not only something she enjoyed, but she was good at it, too. In 2015, she began fulfilling her purpose and ventured outside of the workplace to successfully coach individuals to create a life they love enabling them to live a life of fulfillment to their greatest potential. In 2016, Veronica created VLM Coaching & Consulting Services, LLC so that she can live out both her passion and purpose. As the owner of VLM Coaching & Consulting she supports individuals, groups and organizations with defining and living life to their fullest potential and also serves small businesses that need quality, full-scale HR support to build and grow their companies as an HR Consultant. Veronica is a Coach certified by Accomplishment Coaching and a Senior Certified Human Resources Professional. When not coaching, consulting or speaking, she enjoys spending time with family, traveling and teaching bible study classes at her church.
Don't miss job search tips and news!
Join our email list today.